Clutching and gluing in tropical and logarithmic geometry
Alana Huszar, Steffen Marcus, and Martin Ulirsch
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Submission date: 28. Jun. 2017
MSC-Numbers: 14T05, 20M14, 14A20
Link to arXiv:See the arXiv entry of this preprint.
The classical clutching and gluing maps between the moduli stacks of stable marked algebraic curves are not logarithmic, i.e. they do not induce morphisms over the category of logarithmic schemes, since they factor through the boundary. Using insight from tropical geometry, we enrich the category of logarithmic schemes to include so-called sub-logarithmic morphisms and show that the clutching and gluing maps are naturally sub-logarithmic. Building on the recent framework developed by Cavalieri, Chan, Wise, and the third author, we further develop a stack-theoretic counterpart of these maps in the tropical world and show that the resulting maps naturally commute with the process of tropicalization.